Talented pitcher who began his prep career as an infielder/outfielder and started pitching as a sophomore ... Struck out well over a batter per inning during his high school career (237K's in 177.2 innings) while issuing only 28 walks ... Was a member of the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior Team in 2012 ... Competed for the PlayHard (baseball club) Halos in Pasadena, Calif., during summer 2012 ... Member of the Mariners scout team.
Played four years of varsity baseball at La Salle High School in Pasadena, Calif., where he was coached by Harry Agajanian ... Was both a pitcher and infielder ... A two-time Division 4 All-CIF selection ... Named the Del Rey League MVP as a senior ... Compiled pitching record of 9-1 with a 0.60 earned run average, striking out 117 batters over 81.2 innings ... Also batted .395 with nine doubles, three home runs and 27 RBI ... Named to the Pasadena Star-News All-Area Team in 2012 ... As a junior went 10-1 with a 0.94 earned run average while hitting .435 with 12 doubles and three home runs ... La Salle's Pitcher of the Year ... Tossed four shutout innings to help the South team defeat the North in second game of North-South series held at San Diego State in June 2011 ... Participated in student government and was a student ambassador at La Salle HS.
Bowdien H. Derby was born Feb. 24, 1994, in Arcadia, Calif. ... Son of Alfred and Julie Derby ... Older sisters Valerie and Kimberly both played soccer and softball in high school ... Favorite athlete is Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ... Was also recruited by Arizona, Oregon, UC Santa Barbara and Hawaii ... Hobbies include guitar and classic cars ... Majoring in business administration at San Diego State.